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THEDRAGONMAN
05-12-2011, 02:00 PM
FIRST OF ALL! MY FIRST POST/THREAD! SO YAY!

I have a project in my art class about nudity and art in our generation and ive decided to use Comic Book nudity as my subject matter. Do you know which comic books i could get examples from?

Oh and FYI ive already used Punisher MAX as one example... but i cant think of anything else.

Jabare
05-12-2011, 02:05 PM
do you want examples of full on nudity? Or does partial count.



If you want full on Nudity Marvel max is what you need or DC's Vertigo.


Ofcourse there are other examples out side of the big 2

THEDRAGONMAN
05-12-2011, 02:08 PM
do you want examples of full on nudity? Or does partial count.



If you want full on Nudity Marvel max is what you need or DC's Vertigo.


Ofcourse there are other examples out side of the big 2

Other examples would be fine. Just in comics. Partial is actually okay. I could use partial too.
Is there other MAX besides Punisher MAX?
Sorry ive only been reading comics for a year.

scouse mouse
05-12-2011, 02:11 PM
Look up Frank Cho's work. He usually has an uncut version of his artwork with lots of boobs. His Shanna The She Devil mini was originally going to be full of nudity but Marvel got scared and they covered her up. The uncut images should be on the web.

Arvandor
05-12-2011, 02:23 PM
You don't see it much these days (unfortunately) - but it was popular in the 90s. So digging through pretty much any stack of 90s indie comics will provide lots of material. Nowadays, not so much.

Spike-X
05-12-2011, 02:44 PM
Omaha the Cat Dancer.

jesse_custer
05-12-2011, 02:54 PM
Black Hole is perfect for this.

Athena Bast
05-12-2011, 02:54 PM
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose

Arvandor
05-12-2011, 03:00 PM
Tarot Witch of the Black Rose

Damn. Can't believe I forgot about that. Yep. Can't discuss nudity in comics without Tarot.

niall mc cann
05-12-2011, 03:56 PM
A lot of stuff with Alan Moore's name on it will have nude scenes, including one very graphic birth scene in Miracleman.

Might be interesting for an art project.

THEDRAGONMAN
05-12-2011, 06:59 PM
thank you guys so much. :biggrin:

kalorama
05-12-2011, 07:06 PM
Black Kiss by Howard Chaykin. Interestingly, there's only scant, partial female nudity, but plenty of male full frontal.

Paradox
05-12-2011, 09:35 PM
You also might want to mention that many many "super-suits" are merely nudes with different colors. Spandex doesn't fit anything like they draw it.

Pól Rua
05-12-2011, 09:49 PM
Los Bros Hernandez tend to incorporate nudity into their stories quite a bit, moreso Beto, but there's a bit in Jaime's work too. Male and female and various body types.
Richard Moore tends to draw a quite fleshy nude which is quite refreshing when compared to the normal, 'gravity-defying skintight plastic' approach.
I don't know how much Ross Campbell incorporates nudity in his stories, but he, again, works with a lot of different body-types.
Then you've got the more 'pin-up' or 'tease' artists like Dave Stevens and Jim Silke who tend to incorporate a lot more implied than outright nudity.

edit: duh! Richard Corben! How did I forget about him!?

Iangould
05-12-2011, 11:06 PM
Moore's Watchmen featured Dr Manhattan's penis in a prominent supporting (but not speaking) role.

Fun fact: for the movie adaptation, there were CGI artists whose entire job was making sure the fake blue penis looked natural. Their title: penis wrangler.

Spike-X
05-12-2011, 11:12 PM
There's something for the resume.

Pól Rua
05-12-2011, 11:14 PM
I'd have been tempted to shorten the title to 'wangler'.

sHayden
05-13-2011, 12:32 AM
Bomb Queen has some nudity in it.
But if this art class is only a cover, just buy Peanut Butter

Justin D.
05-13-2011, 12:42 AM
What everyone else has said, minus Tarot Witch of the Black Rose. That was just mean.

Vertigo has too many with nudity books to mention. In fact, I can't think of any Vertigo books without nudity. Moore's Lost Girls is another example and you can get heady about boundaries with it too. Check out some of Howard Chaykin's work. That guy is all about pushing nudity even when he puts clothes on people. For instance:

http://www.comictreadmill.com/CTMBlogarchives/2006images/Hawkgirl52splash.jpg

Chaykin's run on Hawkgirl was bizarrely focused on enhancing the size of her breasts and emphasizing her nipples. It was impossible to ignore.

stelok
05-13-2011, 02:35 AM
Try reading the comics;
Kodomo no Jikan
Oku-sama wa Joshi Kousei
Mama wa Doukyuusei
Schoolmate
Sense
Love Hina
Velvet Kiss
Aki Sora
REC
Haru yo Koi
W Name
Taiyou ga Ochite Kuru (SAKI Kaori)

jesse_custer
05-13-2011, 06:43 AM
For nudity that's more on the disturbing side, you might want to get Industrial Gothic by Ted McKeever. I'm pretty sure you could find it for sale online with Google. It's a five-issue series, but it hasn't been collected in trade yet.

Dreadstar
05-13-2011, 06:50 AM
Justin D. gave a perfect example of the mainstream top talent doing nudity and explicit content that's widely excepted as grade-A art: Lost Girls.

Romero
05-13-2011, 06:52 AM
Is "Heavy Metal" still being published? I remember that being quite heavy on the nakedness.

Dreadstar
05-13-2011, 06:52 AM
For a more light-hearted romp through the explicit sex comic, Phil Foglio did a whole bunch of Xxxenophile comics, and Larry Weitz' Cherry Poptart are standards of the genre from the 90s.

Pinball
05-13-2011, 07:23 AM
Some Rumiko Takahashi (particularly Ranma 1/2) would serve you well.

Iangould
05-13-2011, 07:30 AM
Crossed frequently features nudity.

But I wouldn't recommend using it in a high school art project unless the thought of many, many hours with school psychiatrist appeals.

Ronald Bryan
05-13-2011, 07:41 AM
Crossed frequently features nudity.

But I wouldn't recommend using it in a high school art project unless the thought of many, many hours with school psychiatrist appeals.

Hm, I'm hoping this isn't for a high school project. More a university project. Unless he lives in a country that isn't as anti-nudity as the US. Or there will be parents flipping out. And depending on his age some of these comics are a bit graphic.

Spike-X
05-13-2011, 02:07 PM
Is "Heavy Metal" still being published? I remember that being quite heavy on the nakedness.
So do I, my friend. So do I.

And when I was a teenager, it was available at newsagents here, with no age requirement needed to buy it.

*sigh*

THEDRAGONMAN
05-14-2011, 06:18 AM
Hm, I'm hoping this isn't for a high school project. More a university project. Unless he lives in a country that isn't as anti-nudity as the US. Or there will be parents flipping out. And depending on his age some of these comics are a bit graphic.

Well yeah. I go to Columbia College Chicago.

Thanks for the suggestions. Some of which are good for what im doing and others are just plain fan service that i dont really care for. I was only really looking for "artistic" nudity. Thank you!

Shawn Hopkins
05-14-2011, 09:55 AM
When people ask for comics porn, I always recommend Small Favors by Colleen Coover. It's definitely the best porno comic that I've found, probably because it's lighthearted and fun and not twisted and depressing. And of course, lots of nudity comes with the territory.

Oh, and if you want to get artsier, Birdland by Gilbert Hernandez. It's clearly an artistic statement on, something. Probably the theories of Wilhelm Reich and orgone energy.

http://classic.tcj.com/alternative/essay-marc-sobel-%E2%80%9Cbirdland-reconsidered%E2%80%9D-the-roots-of-gilbert-hernandez%E2%80%99-sex-comic-in-reich%E2%80%99s-orgone-energy/

And if you want to get historical, talk about Harvey Kurtzman and his "Little Annie Fanny" comics for Playboy, how she is sort of a gender-swapped, Candide influenced innocent, and how the strip was used for social commentary.